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Early voting open for Duluth elections

Early absentee voting is available now in the Duluth municipal election.The election date is Nov. 2, but you can request an absentee ballot application at this time to vote early if you wish. Call 218-730-5900 to request a ballot.Ballots must

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TH city workers reach tentative agreement

Two high-profile informational pickets, an intent to strike and a marathon bargaining session notched AFSCME Local 1123 a tentative agreement last week.“We got done at 4:30 this morning,” said Aaron Heim, a light equipment operator and president of the 25-member

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Early voting available in Duluth council primary

Early absentee voting is available now in the Duluth municipal primary election.The primary election date is August 10, but you can request an absentee ballot application at this time to vote early if you wish. Call 218—730-5900 to request a

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125 volumes of history

On anniversaries, it’s customary to look back on original events and compare them to today’s, and this newspaper’s anniversary is no exception; Sabrie Akin’s description of a newspaper that promised that “Labor will be handled without gloves by the Labor

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Cloquet revisits PLA rule

The Cloquet City Council is reconsidering its decision to eliminate Project Labor Agreements on city projects.Earlier in May, the council voted to eliminate PLAs in an effort to protect the city from lawsuits filed by the Christian Labor Association and

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Food giveaway cancelled

The Central Labor Body’s food giveaway that had been scheduled for this week has been cancelled due to a transportation issue. No word yet on whether it will be rescheduled; if it is, you’ll find the info here.

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Minnesota breweries team up in solidarity

Minnesota’s oldest and newest union breweries have teamed up to craft a beer celebrating solidarity in the workplace.Union Lager is a collaborative brew by Fair State in the Twin Cities, where workers formed a union with UNITE HERE Local 17

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Call for Workers Memorial names

As the Labor community prepares to mark Workers Memorial Day, we’re looking for the names of anyone who lost their life on the job in the past year so we may honor them at our annual ceremony. Please contact Community

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Unions condemn Leppink ouster

Minnesota Senate Republicans rejected the confirmation of Gov. Tim Walz’s commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry 18 months into her term, in a show of legislative muscle that Walz called a “petty political move.”The Minnesota AFL-CIO issued a

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CLB votes on endorsements in online screening

The process was new to many, but it worked: The Duluth Central Labor Body screened several candidates for upcoming races and made recommendations for endorsement earlier this month, all on an online platform. First up was Pat Boyle, the incumbent

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